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Watch the best, worst political ads of this fall's presidential campaign

October 30, 2012|By Doyle McManus

My latest column lists my picks for the best and worst political advertisements of this fall’s presidential campaign. But don't take my word for it; see them yourself. Here are links to the commercials I mentioned in the column:

Best positive ad, Obama: Obama for America, “Determination”

Best positive ad, Romney: Mitt Romney, “Too Many Americans” 

Most effective negative ad, Obama: Obama for America, “My Job”  

Most effective negative ad, Romney:  Mitt Romney, “Right Choice”

Best celebrity ad, Democratic:, “Vote” (Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington)

Best celebrity ad, Republican: American Crossroads, “At Stake” (Clint Eastwood) 

Best celebrity ad, special Bill Clinton category: Obama for America, “Clear Choice” 

Silliest ad: Obama for America, “Big Bird” 

Most risque ad: Obama for America: “Lena Dunham -- Your First Time”

Special award for artistic merit: Americans for Prosperity, “The Dinner Table”

As always, I hope you’ll feel free to nominate your own favorites and unfavorites as well.


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